Two years ago, my aunt Mary (who lives in Minnesota) bought me a car flag for Christmas. She actually emailed Heather B. in order to figure out which Sabres-related trinket I would like the most, and the two of them nailed it. I love this car flag.
I think car flags are incredibly charming, but, I think of car flags as a playoff thing. Car flags are for the spring, when hopes are the highest, and when it’s still sunny as you walk towards the arena for a 7pm game.
I feel so strongly that car flags are a playoff thing that as soon as I opened this gift, I thought to myself, “I’m not using this until the Sabres make the playoffs. I don’t care how many years it has to sit in a drawer.”
Sabres, I know you haven’t quite made the playoffs yet, and I know I’m a little early on this, but I don’t care. Today I went out in the sunshine, and I put my playoff flag on the car, and it felt like my Sabres fandom came full circle.
Sabres, you should try very hard to win this game tonight. I’ll be at the game, and I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy towards you already. A nice pleasant win would absolutely hit the spot.
Let’s celebrate Playoff Car Flag Day in style.